Warm the water. Remove the water from heat source. Add the chamomile flowers (or tea bag) directly to the warm water. Let the tea steep for 5-10 minutes until it's a rich gold color.
Using a fine mesh sieve (I use this one), strain the chamomile flowers from the liquid tea. Discard or compost.
In a glass bottle with a lid, combine the glycerin (if using--it helps to disperse the essential oils in the water and hydrate the skin) and essential oils(if using). Shake the bottle to combine the ingredients. Add the apple cider vinegar and chamomile tea. Shake the bottle again.
I recommend storing this toner/astringent in the fridge and using it quickly. After washing the face with a cleanser, apply a small amount of toner to a cotton pad/ball and wipe the face. I also like to follow-up with a moisturizer. Store the toner in a cool, dark place (like a medicine cabinet) in between uses. I use toner at night before bed, and simply wash my face with water in the morning.
Author: Kristin Marr
Recipe by Live Simply | https://livesimply.me/diy-calming-chamomile-facial-astringent/